Drake has beaten Madonna’s record for the highest number of Top 10 hits in US chart history.
The Canadian rapper has two tracks in this week’s chart in collaboration with DJ Khaled, Popstar at No 3 and Greece at No 8, bringing his total Top 10 hits to 40 and beating Madonna’s record of 38.
In March, he also broke the record for the most hits in the US Hot 100, at 208 but as at July that tally has now reached 224, aided by his most recent full-length release, Dark Lane Demo Tapes, which came out in May. Every track from it placed on the Hot 100, including hit track, Toosie Slide at No 1.
Drake’s remarkable chart run began in 2009 when Best I Ever Had reached No 2.
Madonna’s run began with Lucky Star, which reached No 4 in 1983, and her most recent Top 10 hit was 2012’s Give Me All Your Luvin, featuring Nicki Minaj and MIA.
Here’s an updated look at the artists with the most top 10 hits in the Hot 100’s 62-year archives.
Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s
34, The Beatles
30, Michael Jackson
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Lil Wayne
25, Elvis Presley
25, Taylor Swift